Are you up on the latest job search trends? In order to “win” at this game, you have to know how to play.
How To Score Your Next Job
We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social networking, employee referrals, and even mobile devices are now helping job seekers bolt past the competition and score their dream jobs.
The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shares six new trends impacting job seekers. It’s time to ante up and use these game-changing trends to help you score big on the job field.
Some stats to note:
- 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in recruiting efforts
- 78% of recruiters hire through social media
- 72% of active job seekers use mobile devices in their job search
- Employee referrals account for 40% of all hires
Check out the full infographic below and develop your playbook with these game-changing trends in mind.
- Be a Boomerang
- References are Your Best Defense
- Send Your Stats- Have an online portfolio
- Develop a Social Media Playbook
- Mobilize Your Job Search
- Network like a Champ- online and in-person
Infographic compiled by CareerShift. Thank you to my friends at Come Recommended.
Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the instructor of Find Me A Job: How To Score A Job Before Your Friends, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.